Our Team

Dr. Blake Balog

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr. Blake Balog is a graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Originally, Blake is from a cattle and grain farm south of Milk River. While growing up, he was heavily involved in sports and 4-H. After high school, Blake completed three years of an Animal Science degree at the University of Saskatchewan before making it into the veterinary college in Saskatoon. His main areas of interest revolve around cattle medicine and herd production. He has a specific interest in bull breeding soundness, cattle reproductive momentum, and lameness in cattle. Outside of his profession, Blake enjoys spending time with his ever growing family, playing basketball, and loves fishing!

Dr. Travis Marfleet

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr. Travis Marfleet grew up in Maidstone, SK where he spent a lot of time watching, or getting in the way, while his grandparents or aunt and uncle worked cattle. Travis is a 2017 graduate of WCVM in Saskatoon with a strong interest in cow-calf, feedlot, and dairy production medicine, which ultimately brought him to Bow Valley Livestock Health. A great perk that Travis enjoys about his job is occasionally helping clients work cattle, and moving animals through a wide range of really great handling systems he has come across on-farm. His work interests are cattle vaccines, and infectious diseases. Travis spends his spare time enjoying hockey, golf, slopitch, fishing, or any outdoor activity really. He is also kept busy by his trusty sidekick Pete – the beagle who is often riding shotgun while he is on the road for farm calls.

Dr. Thomas Daborn

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr. Tom Daborn took the decision to move over here from the UK in late 2018. He is a recent graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London, with a keen interest in all aspects of cattle health and surgery as well as sheep production. Having made the move to one of the top beef producing areas of the world, Tom hopes to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible! Tom grew up in the countryside of the south of England, having kept a flock of Sheep with his father for over 10 years, beekeeping, growing a few pigs and milking for a local dairy farm

Fishing and hiking are the mainstays of Toms spare time and he hopes to explore the wider area as he settles in to his new home.

Terry Owen

Director of Technical Services

Terry has been a receptionist at Bow Valley since 1983. She is our Large Animal Director of Technical Services, which means she is the “go to” receptionist for all our large animal producers. She lives along the Red Deer River with her husband and three girls where they operate a cow calf operation. They have 2 horses, one dog and six cats.

Brittany Metzger

Registered Veterinary Technician

Brittany graduated from Olds College in 2016. Growing up on a farm near Carbon gave her a love for all animals, but her love of cattle drove her passion in becoming a large animal RVT. When not at work, Brittany enjoys spending time with her dogs, and helping on the family farm.

Karmen Tateson

Vet Assistant

Karmen graduated from Lethbridge College this past Spring with an animal science diploma. Karmen is hoping to finish her degree at the U of S this upcoming fall in hopes to pursue her career further in becoming a veterinarian. With a love for animals, as well as a passion for the agriculture industry, she has found herself to be in the perfect field. When not at work, she enjoys sports and helping out her family on their farm.

Haven Turner

Vet Assistant

Haven is currently attending Mount Royal University and has applied to the University of Calgary with hopes of attending their vet program this upcoming Fall. She has grown up in the Brooks area helping her family manage their herd of cows in Patricia. Haven loves to travel, ride horses, and will probably try to pet your dog!

Devonie Deschamps

Office Manager

Devonie completed her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree while playing hockey for the Mount Royal University Cougars. She grew up in Patricia helping her family whenever she could on their farm. Her love for cattle and the agriculture industry has brought her to exercise her education at Bow Valley Livestock Health. Devonie enjoys spending her spare time helping her family on their farm, playing hockey, fishing, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.